Welcome to Word Searches!

Welcome to the world's largest web site devoted to word search puzzles! We've got more than 100,000 unique word search puzzles available for play, both online and the old fashioned way - with pencil and paper. Feel free to solve online just for fun, or, for an added challenge, register a free account and compete against thousands of other solvers to make it into our Word Search Hall of Fame!


Start a New Puzzle »




How to Solve Word Searches

We offer two main types of online play - "untimed" and "competitive". Untimed games have no timer, and solvers are given as much time as they like to complete each puzzle at their own pace. You can solve untimed puzzles as a guest, or you may solve them as a registered player. Your solving statistics will be tracked and scored to your account if you play while logged in to an account.

Competitive games each have a specific time limit, determined by the number of words in a puzzle, the size of the grid, and several other factors. Players must register an account in order to play competitively (don't worry, it's free!). Your goal is to find as many words as possible before the timer reaches zero, and points are awarded based on the length, orientation and difficulty-level of each word successfully found. Monthly competitions are held or the highest accumulated scores, and trophies are awarded at the end of each month.

Pencil and Paper Word Searches

Still prefer the old-fashioned way of solving word search puzzles, with pencil and paper? Then head on over to our sister site, Printable-Puzzles.com, where you'll find several new printable word search puzzles added each day. Each puzzle contains a unique identifying code which will allow you to get hints and solutions for any puzzle if you get stuck.

Start a New Puzzle »

Competition Timer
  • matkins151 matkins151 set a new record of 166 seconds on puzzle #10313 February 21, 2019, 5:32 am
  • matkins151 matkins151 set a new record of 98 seconds on puzzle #8809 February 21, 2019, 4:14 am
  • Merridas Merridas set a new record of 97 seconds on puzzle #13945 February 20, 2019, 11:48 pm
  • kamleevocalwipeout kamleevocalwipeout set a new record of 128 seconds on puzzle #11892 February 20, 2019, 11:20 am
  • matkins151 matkins151 set a new record of 167 seconds on puzzle #13788 February 20, 2019, 10:26 am
  • matkins151 matkins151 set a new record of 72 seconds on puzzle #3849 February 20, 2019, 10:22 am
January's Winners